Alright, we know this is an "alternate universe" from the newspapers, and thus we can't expect everything to conform to "our" universe's norms. There could be death rays, fortress airships, cold fusion, etc. We need to pick Mathew's brain for anything and everything he learned working for the government. We need to assimilate entire libraries worth of material.
I want to know about the kinds of power sources, weapons, machinery, vehicles, etc. available in "this" 1957. I want to know what nation we're in, hell, what nations -exist- in this timeline. In two days we've advanced far enough to replicate wireless, take flight, build damn near anything, and power ourselves with friggin' -steam-. In a month we could win the Great War singlehandedly.
Let's get on this.